What are digital skills?
Digital skills are the skills needed to participate in and contribute to the digital world. To live, learn and work in a digital society, organisations, leaders, staff and students need to develop their digital skills so that they can engage and thrive in a digital world. Developing these digital skills will enable people to find, evaluate, create, share, learn, and network digitally.
If staff and students are skilled in a broad range of areas then they will be well-equipped for the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly and ever-evolving digital world. In the future, it is predicted that current technologies will be replaced by their newer, more advanced counterparts at an accelerated rate. Thus, having a good digital skillset is becoming ever more advantageous.
The Jisc Framework
The Jisc framework is the digital skills model that we support. This categorises digital skills into six key components (see diagram on the right). These are then further broken down into individual proficiencies. Please see the document Building digital capabilities: The six elements defined for further details.
Jisc role profiles
Jisc have designed a series of role profiles that align with the framework to highlight digital capabilities associated with particular roles. The profiles have been mapped to relevant professional frameworks. They are designed to support team leaders in identifying the digital capabilities their teams need and for individuals to reflect on their own strengths and areas for development.
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World economic forum [online], 2019, The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it. Available from: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/the-digital-skills-gap-is-widening-fast-heres-how-to-bridge-it/ [27/01/2020]